Like Bryan Adams at number 1 in 1991
The unwanted wind stayed around for another week
And Nino the dog gets his first rr mention,even if he only says "eek"
The trees stayed firm and allowed us to come back to parkrun
And have some windswept and rainy fun
Our run director Mike checked the course before the start
and Peter,king of leaves,cleared a path for the cones
Unfortunately for the woofs taking part,there were no bones.
Only 2 more Birkenhead parkruns before Christmas now
We hope you`ve been good
And are leaving space for the Christmas pud.
Hello and welcome to this week`s run report.I ran today so it was nice to see our fantastic marshals ignoring the conditions to smile and cheer us all on. I mentioned on the social media yesterday how our rosters look for the next few weeks and to say we are very fortunate with the wonderful people who don the hi vis with us is an understatement. The struggle that some parkruns who have similar runner numbers to us, go through each week to fill their rosters is incredible and we thank you very very much for always responding to our appeals.
Our first finisher (male) was TJ Jones of Wirral AC in a time of 17:05,then it was Steven Leslie of Village Road Runners AC in 17:52 and first time visitor David Hinde who finished in 18:27
Our first finisher (female) was Ella Roberts who ran 18:52 (6th),then first timer Holly Cross of Wespa Fire Athletic who finished in 18:53 (7th) and Ali Young of Chiltern Harriers Ac ran 20:43 (17th).
Congratulations to all our first timers this week whether you were doing your first ever parkrun or were visiting us for the first time. You picked a good day! We hope you very much enjoyed your Birkenhead parkrun experience. We look forward to seeing you again next week or the next time you`re in the area.
Our first time ever parkrunners this week were Holly Cross,Gavin Hunter,Matthew Rose,Peter Maybury,Louis Tyrrell,Matthew Whieldon,Ben Adamson,Raphael Dunne, Catherine O`Leary,Sue Smith,Peter Don,Daniel Cailceta,Alan French-Wollen,Jack Moore,Alan Skinner,Lisa McCabe,Erin Birchall
Our first time visitors were Elizabeth Ellis,Merrill Grundy,Janet Wilkie,Ines Khazri, Penny Stephenson,Paul Sheehan,Natalie McDougall,Samantha Gothard,Andrew Watts,David Gell,David Hinde,Thomas Clowes
Neil Cameron ran his 50th parkrun
Andrew Watts ran his 50th parkrun
Olabanjo Sulaiman ran his 50th parkrun
Richard Kinsman ran his 100th parkrun
Chris Hall ran his 100th parkrun
Congratulations to Neil,Andrew,Olabanjo,Richard and Chris!
PB awesomeness from Daniel Hopwood 18:47,David Oxborough 19:20,Jack Berry 20:01,Gareth Twigg 21:12,Kevin Willis 21:55,David Parish 23:50,Freya Rivett 24:04, Kerry Dunning 25:14,Paul Carnaghan 25:44,Joshua Ingman 25:48,Tony Sullivan 27:42, Peter Armstrong 27:57,Curtis F Wilson 28:04,Jessica Murray-Keane 28:17,Helen McGuinn 28:26,Lisa Kattou 29:22,Amy Giblett 31:13,Alan Quilty 31:40,Christine Bailey 33:01,Ali-Ann Harrington 33:34,Savannah Mannhart 34:43,Olivia Sherlock 34:53,Kitty Russell 35:06,Karl Russell 35:06,Barry Russell 35:07,Lacey Keating 41:19,Lance Buzzard 45:49
No Shentons this week! Sorry Brian.
Our windsweptnonbottlelosingverysmileyandextremelyefficienttastic volunteers led by run director Mike "Jolene,Jolene,Joleeeene" Green who also checked the course beforehand. Our timekeepers were Jennifer "Joint best McGrath timekeeper" McGrath and Richard "Joint best McGrath timekeeper" McGrath. Barcode scanning was done by Dave "The Train" Marland,Susan "Joint number 1 best Sue" Foster,Lisa "Joint best Ost barcode scanner" Ost,Lily "Joint best Ost barcode scanner" Ost,Amanda "Quiet leggings" Curtis-Wilson,Vicky Kehoe,Naomi Grabe. Naomi took the volunteers to their positions as well. Finish tokens were dished out by Andrew "Perry" Hughes,Lorna "Enzo and Nino`s mum" Hughes and Robert "Hughes" Perry.Mel Heale did our first timers briefing. Paul "Pinky" Bradley and John "Folk doctor" Armstrong funnel managed. Our marvellous marshals were Peter "Leaf it out" Humphreys,David Cahill,Shelagh Hearty, Jill Caldwell,Alison MacDonald,Elizabeth Davies,Simon O`Connell,Mike Grundy,Toby Hampshire,Keith "Up the Eagles" Blackwell and Carmel Wright. Mike Green processed the results and I did the run report.
If you would like to volunteer with us there are marshal positions available over the next few weeks including new years day,a barcode scanner on the 18th and funnel managers on new years day. Please email us at Birkenhead@parkrun,com if you can help us.
We are on the twitter "@bheadparkrun", the instagram,the flickr and the facebook "Birkenhead parkrun"
Thanks for braving the elements and coming along this morning. And reading this.
What as the dog called in the Asterix stories?
See you next week!